Bug-Out Design & Build


Above:  Bug-Out, artwork by Stuart Bastik



Low Carbon Barrow

Artist’s Design Statement

Bug-Out is a touring sculpture concept, designed by Art Gene’s Artist Directors Stuart Bastik & Maddi Nicholson, to engage communities in climate change issues, promote the programme and demystify off-grid technologies and low carbon lifestyles, out and about in Furness and South Cumbria.

The term ‘Bug-Out’ became synonymous with military retreat and latterly the pack of needs for that retreat. Here Bug-Out will have solar panels, a wind turbine and act as an outdoor environmental engagement lab, with growing, outdoor kitchen and accommodation. All your needs for a 22nd century environmental retreat.

An electric vehicle will tow small, mobile, multifunctional spaces, featuring solar panels, wind turbine, environmental engagement lab, outdoor kitchen and accommodation.They will transport staff and equipment to a range of event sites within Barrow Borough, and may be used singly or as a pair for larger events.

Emblem Extreme Views and Bug Out






Above: Roker Pods, design by NicholsonBastik

Our experience

The Roker Pods were designed in 2009 for Sunderland City Council, and built by fabricators Millimeter. These movable, multifunctional pods were created for Roker coastline, acting as education, shower, performance, cafe, information and viewing spaces. The Roker Pods aspired to to the highest contemporary design standards, as well as zero carbon in mind. Read about the Roker Pods Design and Build process. 


The design

Above: Detail, concept design drawings for Low Carbon Barrow Bug-Out, copyright Art Gene, Stuart Bastik




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